Wolf Prize

Wolf Prize
Awarded forOutstanding achievement in Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Arts.
CountryIsrael
Presented bywww.wolffund.org.il

The Wolf Prize is an international award granted in Israel, that has been presented most years since 1978 to living scientists and artists for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people ... irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views."

History

The prize is awarded in Israel by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and former Cuban ambassador to Israel. It is awarded in six fields: Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and an Arts prize that rotates between architecture, music, painting, and sculpture. Each prize consists of a diploma and US$100,000. The prize is described by the Foundation as being "awarded annually", but is not in fact awarded every year: only six prizes were awarded between 2000–2010 in most fields, and four in Physics only.

The Wolf Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are often considered the most prestigious awards in those fields after the Nobel Prize.[1][2][3] The prize in physics has gained a reputation for identifying future winners of the Nobel Prize – from the 26 prizes awarded between 1978 and 2010, fourteen winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, five of those in the following year.[2]

In medicine, the prize is probably the third most prestigious, after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award. Until the establishment of the Abel Prize, the Wolf Prize was probably the closest equivalent of a "Nobel Prize in Mathematics", since the more prestigious Fields Medal was only awarded every four years to mathematicians under forty years old. The Prize in Agriculture has likewise been equated to a "Nobel Prize in Agriculture".[4]

Other Languages
العربية: جائزة وولف
беларуская: Прэмія Вольфа
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Прэмія Вольфа
català: Premi Wolf
čeština: Wolfova cena
Deutsch: Wolf-Preis
Ελληνικά: Βραβείο Βολφ
español: Premio Wolf
euskara: Wolf Sariak
فارسی: جایزه ولف
français: Prix Wolf
한국어: 울프상
Bahasa Indonesia: Penghargaan Wolf
italiano: Premio Wolf
עברית: פרס וולף
magyar: Wolf-díj
Nederlands: Wolfprijs
日本語: ウルフ賞
norsk: Wolfprisen
português: Prêmio Wolf
română: Premiul Wolf
Simple English: Wolf Prize
slovenčina: Wolfova cena
svenska: Wolfpriset
українська: Премія Вольфа
Tiếng Việt: Giải Wolf
中文: 沃尔夫奖